It's official. ALL active duty Army troops on the ground in Iraq will be extended for an additional 3 months. We are sad but optimistic. We were all so excited about the "over half way" mark that had just passed. People had started to count down the days to redeployment. So now we kinda feel a little deflated and downright sad. You can almost hear the collective sigh of reality setting in. Alone for another 7 months... Sigh.. what can you do?
Jack would say there's a job to do and we aren't finish doing it so we'll stay to get er done! But sheesh
we miss him like crazy and the short R&R 17 day visit was great but really just made the missing him all the more fresh in our minds.
It doesn't make me feel any better when a soldier home on R&R runs into me at the PX and says "wow how are you
doing...I mean knowing where Jack is and what he's doing ?" ...ummm
like what's that supposed
to mean? Well great! Now I am all paranoid. I didn't know he was GOING someplace I thought it was a communications issue...radio silence thing no worries... but going someplace? now wait a sec...why in the hell did you have to go a say something like that?? oh for goodness sake!
I think would be completely sane if I were deaf. I recently came to this realization. I would have little to no trouble with my extremely loud and obnoxious neighbor, I would be safe from all the drama that seems to everywhere I go on this post. AND I wouldn't have to be affected by the absolutely insane things that some people say to me on a daily basis. Yep deaf seems to be a good option for me right now...maybe I'll just go buy some good ear plugs.